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Novak and Jelena Djokovic donate €1m

kriralok desk: Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena are donating €1million for medical equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic, the tennis star has revealed. The ATP Tour season has been suspended until June as the sport attempts to slow the spread of the virus. With the clay-court season wiped out, the French Open has been moved to September, while an emergency meeting ...

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Ronaldo criticised

kriralok desk: Cristiano Ronaldo should not be “taking pictures by the pool” and should have been quarantined in Italy during the coronavirus crisis, according to former Juventus chairman Giovanni Cobolli Gigli. Ronaldo is currently in Madeira, having initially travelled back to his home island at the start of the month when his mother was taken ill with a reported stroke. ...

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Olympic stars welcome Tokyo 2020 switch to 2021

kriralok desk: Athletes gave a thumbs-up to the decision to move the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to next year. British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, a likely gold medal contender on the track in the 100 metres and 200m, had previously urged the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Games. She had questioned how athletes were supposed to train, with the world in ...

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Infantino believes in reform of football

kriralok desk: “Without panic, let’s face it, we will play when we can without endangering anyone’s health,” the head of world football said. “Health first. Then everything else. And the rest, for managers, means hoping for the best but also preparing for the worst.” World football has been thrown into turmoil by the pandemic which has killed 15,000 and confined ...

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Australia follows Canada

kriralok desk: Australian Olympic officials Monday said “it was clear” that the 2020 Tokyo Games could not go ahead as scheduled and told its athletes to instead prepare for the event in 2021. The International Olympic Committee shifted its tone on the Games overnight as the coronavirus crisis spirals, saying it would step up planning for different scenarios, including postponement. ...

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Dybala, Maldini test positive for coronavirus

kriralok desk: Argentina striker Paulo Dybala said Saturday that he has become the third Juventus player to test positive for coronavirus while former AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini revealed that he and his son have also been infected. “Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know that we have received the Covid-19 test results and that Oriana (Sabatini, his ...

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PK Banerjee, a true hero of Indian football’s glory days

kriralok desk: If there were any talk of Indian football before an international audience today, the chances are that it would be identified by the likes of a Baichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri or the upstart Indian Super League (ISL). The talk of a ‘golden era’ — harking back to the 1960s and ’70s — could be met with derision, but ...

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NBA Nuggets announce coronavirus positive in ‘organization’

kriralok desk: The club did not specify whether the individual was a player or member of the organization’s staff. “A member of the Denver Nuggets organization tested positive for COVID-19,” the team statement said. “The person, who was tested after experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 on March 16th, is currently under the care of team medical staff and in self-isolation. ...

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Roger Mayweather, boxer and trainer, dies at 58

kriralok desk: Roger Mayweather, a former world champion who also trained his nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr., has died at the age of 58. Floyd Mayweather announced the death in a statement on Tuesday. Roger had been ill with diabetes and other long-term health issues. “My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of ...

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Olympics to be held

kriralok desk: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has resisted pressure for changes to the Tokyo Olympics schedule even as sporting events worldwide fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic. Abe pledged on Saturday that Japan would host the games as planned in July and said he had no immediate intention to declare a state of emergency over the virus outbreak, which ...

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